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Recent Corrections

  • UN: Push North Korea to End Child Sexual Abuse

    The previous subhead of this news release incorrectly stated the government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea denies the existence of domestic violence. The news release was updated to reflect that the government denies child rape and sexual abuse.

  • Singapore: End Harassment of Peaceful Activists

    A previous version of this news release stated that the 2017 vigil outside Changi prison was to protest the country's death penalty. The vigil was actually to support the family of S. Prabagara; the news release has been updated to reflect this correction. 

  • Defending Spain’s Defense Lawyers

    An earlier version of this dispatch mistakenly referred to both lawyers as belonging to the CUP. The Dispatch has been changed to reflect this.

  • Indonesia Again Silences 1965 Massacre Victims

    An earlier version of this Dispatch misstated the title of one of the documentary films that since 2012 have increased public discussion of the killings. That Dispatch has been adjusted to reflect this.

  • Philippine Police Kill Another City Mayor

    An earlier version of this Dispatch inaccurately stated that two of Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog’s brothers were killed in the police raid. The Dispatch has been changed to reflect this.

  • Clarification

    In this report Human Rights Watch identifies half-a-billion dollars in World Bank financial support for agriculture projects linked to forced and child labor in Uzbekistan. In a social media video summarizing our findings, we used language that may have suggested the funds went exclusively to the cotton sector, where these abuses are concentrated. We have updated language in the video to clarify that the loans involve agriculture projects as stated in the report, news release, and other video materials. These projects directly or indirectly benefit the cotton sector.

  • Egypt: Intensifying Repression of Basic Freedoms

    An earlier version of this news release mistakenly wrote that Egypt had ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) in 1986 and has now been corrected to 1982.  

  • Clarification on Afghan Teenager, Deported from Sweden Story

    HRW has removed the dispatch entitled “Afghan Teenager, Deported from Sweden, Killed in Kabul” because there is now conflicting information as to whether this deportee was killed. HRW's concerns about violence in Kabul and the safety of deportation to Afghanistan remain.

  • Media Blocked, Threatened in Dispute with Qatar

    6/14: An earlier version of this news release said that “on May 25, Egypt blocked the websites of 62 media outlets it accused of being favorable toward the Muslim Brotherhood, including Al Jazeera and at least four other Qatari government-linked outlets.” We have corrected this to read as “on May 24, Egypt blocked the websites of 21 media outlets it accused of being favorable toward the Muslim Brotherhood, including Al Jazeera and at least four other Qatari government-linked outlets. The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression, an independent Egyptian rights group, said the block had grown to 62 sites as of June 12.”

    6/15: An earlier version of this news release incorrectly stated that Saudi Arabia was among that countries that had publicly declared a ban on online criticism of the country’s policy toward Qatar or of expressing sympathy to Qatar. In fact, Saudi authorities have not publicly announced such a ban. The earlier version stated “on June 7 and 8, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates announced that any speech critical of their governments’ measures against Qatar or sympathetic to Qatar would be prosecuted as crimes.” We have corrected it to read as “on June 7 and 8, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain announced that any speech critical of their governments’ measures against Qatar or sympathetic to Qatar would be prosecuted as crimes.” Likewise, an earlier version contained the sentence “On the same day a state-controlled Saudi Arabian media outlet stated that such expression could be considered a cybercrime offense in the kingdom.” This sentence has been removed.  

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